20 March 2008 07:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Jinzhou Petrochemical, China’s largest isopropanol (IPA) producer, plans to shut down one of its two 50,000 tonne/year production lines for 25 days of scheduled maintenance starting 20 April, a company official said on Thursday.
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The official said plans to start up a third 100,000 tonne/year line in August this year had been delayed as the company was focusing on bringing on stream another petrochemical unit. He did not reveal further details.
“Construction of the IPA plant has yet to begin. It would take at least one year to start up the plant,” he said in Mandarin, declining to comment on the new time frame for building the third line.
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